The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission on April 26, 2023, commissioned four (4) Propoor water projects at Yeji in the Pru East district of the Bono East region. This is part of the Commission's agenda of making potable water accessible to water-deprived communities across the country.
The projects were commissioned in line with the amended Act of PURC; Act 2010, (800), which provides the legislative framework for funding of these Propoor water programmes. The project was undertaken in collaboration with the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), who provided technical assistance and support to the realisation of the projects.
The beneficiary communities include, Yeji Nsuoano, Yeji chaperon, Gindibiso and Parambo Swaba.
Commissioning the projects, Ing. Emmanuel Fiati, Director for Water Services and Performance Monitoring at PURC, who stood in for the Executive Secretary of the PURC, Dr. Ishmael Ackah, cautioned the community members to maintain the boreholes using a mechanism that will sustain the project.
Hon. Kwabena Donkor, Member of Parliament (MP) for Pru East constituency, expressed his gratitude to the PURC and the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) for the provision of clean potable water to his constituents.
Mrs. Janet Atebiya, a representative of GWCL, in her remarks implored the community members/beneficiaries to clean the storage tank at least twice annually to prevent contamination and drinking of unwholesome water.
The Chiefs and people of the various communities who beneficiated at the ceremony stressed the importance of water to them as a people and were grateful for the gesture. They further assured the Commission of their preparedness to safeguard and sustain the project.
Present at the ceremony were, Director, Research and Corporate Affairs, Dr. Eric Obutey; Principal Manager, Consumer services and Monitoring, Mr. Edmund Kwaku Tufour; Deputy Head, Media Relations, Mr. Charles Jojo Entsi and the Regional Manager for the Bono, Ahafo and Bono East office of PURC, Mr. Patrick Osei-Antwi and Mr. Peter Agbemafoh, of the Finance, and Administration Directorate of PURC.